Guernsey Bean Jar

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Guernsey Bean Jar
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Bean Jar at the Cobo Bay Tearooms on Guernsey
Alternative names enne Jarraie d'Haricaots, pot de haricots de Guernesey
Course Meal
Place of origin Channel Island of Guernsey
Main ingredients haricot beans
Cookbook:Guernsey Bean Jar  Guernsey Bean Jar

Bean Jar (guernésiais : enne Jarraie d'Haricaots ; French : pot de haricots de Guernesey) is a local dish of the Channel Island of Guernsey. The traditional Guernsey Bean Jar has been around for centuries, and still proves popular today. It is a cassoulet-type bean dish.


Bean Jar has long been a well known part of Guernsey culture. Bakers would allow residents to cook the dish in their ovens overnight, to be eaten at breakfast. This was common practice until the 1920s. The dish is still popular in Guernsey, and served at Lé Viaer Marchi, an annual festival.

The recipe is thought to have been taken to the USA, along with other northern French bean and Southern French Cassoulet recipes, and was used as an inspiration in the recipes for the North American colonial dish of baked beans.

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BBC - Guernsey features: Bean Jar